Control desktop PC with Field PC
28 Jun 2007
Note: This information is provided as a reference and does not imply that Juniper Systems will provide full support for the use of any specific third-party hardware or software with a Juniper Systems product.
Remote Control Software
A Field PC from Juniper Systems, Inc. can be used to control a Microsoft Windows desktop PC through an Internet, network, ActiveSync, or other connection method. One situation where this can be useful is when a desktop Windows application has not yet been written to run directly in Microsoft Windows Mobile, but a user would still like to be able to use the application while in the field.
Below are listed some Microsoft Windows Mobile remote desktop control software applications.
- Terminal Service Client (built-in to Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 or higher, similar to "Remote Desktop" in Microsoft Windows XP)
- Citrix GoToMyPC
Note: Most remote control applications written for Microsoft Windows Mobile transfer a lot of data through a data connection at the same time (high bandwidth), which can drain the battery quickly. It is recommended to connect the Field PC to an external power supply if using a remote control application for an extended period of time. Please visit our "Third-party or custom power supply" FAQ webpage for more information. For information on connecting the Field PC directly to a network or to the Internet while in the field, please visit our "Internet options for your Field PC" FAQ webpage.